Chromium Jaymie Scruggs

Chromium
Chromium has an atomic number of 24 and atomic mass of 51.9961.
Louis Nicolas Vauquelin discovered Chromium in 1797.

Chromium was discovered by French chemist Nicolas L. Vauquelin in 1797. He later isolated the element and gave it its name. Chromium gets its name from the Greek word "chroma" meaning color. This name was chosen because the element can form so many different colored compounds.

Chromium is a chemical element with symbol Cr and atomic number 24. It is the first element in Group 6. It is a steely-grey, lustrous, hard and brittle metal which takes a high polish, resists tarnishing, and has a high melting point.

Chromium is used in stainless steel, and other alloys. Chromium plating, for example on cars and bicycles, produces a smooth, silver finish that is highly resistant to corrosion. The metal is also widely used as a catalyst. Chromium compounds are valued as pigments for their vivid green, yellow, red and orange colors.

Chromium (Cr) is chemical element in the transition metals group with an atomic number of twenty-four. This steel-gray, hard metal is the first element found in group six. Interesting Chromium Facts: Chromium was used in ancient times, specifically by the ancient Chinese.

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